Working Hours

These terms and conditions apply to all work in the absence of an Equity collective bargained agreement and are supported by Equity and  Dancers Network. 

Full day Rehearsal

The working day shall consist of eight hours of which one hour will be free of all work. The artist will also be entitled to two additional fifteen minutes breaks.

Half  day Rehearsal

The working day shall consist of four hours of which twenty minutes will be free of all work.

Live Show/Shoot day

The working day shall consist of ten hours of which one hour shall be free of all work. The artist will also be entitled to two fifteen minute breaks.

TraVel Day

Where travel is required on a working day (fitting, rehearsal, show/shoot), working hours will be calculated from flight or train departure time.

Where the dancer is required to travel to or from a rehearsal / production / performance venue further than 20 miles from Charing Cross, the necessary travel time to and from the venue shall be calculated from Charing Cross and included in working hours. Suitable transport must be provided there and back.

Overnight Gap

There will be an overnight gap of no less than 12 hours between call times. Where the overnight break is breached, a penalty payment will be made at the standard overtime rate.

Dawn Call

In the event that a dancer is called at or before 7:30am for a Live Performance or Music Video, overtime provisions will apply.

Night Work (Music Videos, Live shows, Private events)

Night work is defined as a call scheduled from 4.30pm and due to extend beyond midnight. A working night shall be 8 hours including a break of one hour. Night work will be by prior arrangement and at an increased rate.

Breaks  (Music Videos, Live shows, Private events)

In the event that for any reason a main meal break is curtailed, or delayed by more than 30 minutes, a penalty payment will be charged at one hour of the standard overtime rate. When a continuous day/rolling lunch occurs agent must be notified 24 hours before call time.

Warm Up and Cool Down

Shoot/Performance

A fifteen minute warm up to be implemented into shoot/performance day and included in working hours.  A space to be provided for fifteen minute cool down outside of working hours.

Rehearsal Day

Space to be provided for fifteen minutes before and after a rehearsal day for talent to use for warm up and cool down, not included in working hours.

Fittings and Make up

Any fittings, make up or hair calls shall count as working time. 

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